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Retirement in Canada – The Canadian Institute of Actuaries proposes to defer it

The CIA is proposing changes to the age at which benefits should be made available to Canadians under Canada’s retirement income systems and tax-assisted private savings programs, specifically the Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP), Old Age Security (OAS), and registered pension plans and Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs). This document is intended to engage … Continue reading

Minimum Wage in Ontario – Low-income Individuals and Families Tax (LIFT) credit will provide fewer benefits to Ontarians than cancelled minimum wage increase

Peter Weltman, Financial Accountability Officer of Ontario, has just released a commentary Comparing the LIFT Credit to a Minimum Wage Increase. “The LIFT credit will provide fewer benefits to minimum wage workers than increasing the minimum wage from $14 per hour to $15 per hour,” says Weltman. The Province introduced the LIFT credit to provide … Continue reading

Future of Employment Services in Australia – A report on stakeholders views

In July 2018, the Department of Jobs and Small Business (the Department) commissioned the Social Research Centre to review and analyse the submissions received in response to the Discussion Paper, ‘The Next Generation of Employment Services’ which was released for public comment in late June 2018. Over 450 responses were received from individuals, employment service … Continue reading

Future of Work in Australia – A literature review

The impact of globalisation is expected to increase as digital technologies increasingly enable the movement of labour virtually (Baldwin, 2018). We are seeing teleworking becoming mainstream, the rise of the ‘digital nomad’ where a person can work from anywhere in the world, and contingent employment models (Roos and Shroff, 2017). These changes will influence where … Continue reading

Minimum Wage in UK – National Living Wage (NLW) at 60 per cent of median earnings by October 2020

This Monday, the 1st April, 2 million people working minimum-wage jobs will start the week with a pay rise. The National Living Wage (NLW), the rate that applies to 25+ year olds, will rise by 38p, from £7.83 to £8.21. We project that this will increase the number of people paid at the wage floor … Continue reading

Australia – Review of the Qualifications Framework

The AQF The AQF puts senior secondary school, vocational education and training (VET) and higher education qualifications into a single, national framework. Ithas played an important role in the quality assurance of Australia’s well-regarded tertiary education system and sets out the nature and purpose of senior secondary education. The AQF is used to assist recognition … Continue reading

The Working-Class America – Arresting the decline and building bridges back to opportunity

The 2016 election put the plight of working-class America front and center in American politics. A long-neglected and largely forgotten voting bloc thought by many to be shrinking to the point of irrelevance suddenly mattered, nationally and in every state. But more important even than the political consequences, the campaign and what followed shone a … Continue reading

Low Skills in Europe – The Upskilling pathways

In 2017, 15.7% of low-qualified young Europeans aged 15 to 29 were not in education, employment or training (NEET), compared to 9.6% of their better educated peers. In the same year, the unemployment rate of low-qualified adults of working age (25 to 64) stood at 13.9% in the EU-28 while that of their highly qualified … Continue reading

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration – A commitment to pursue 23 objectives

Global governance of international migration received an upgrade in 2018. For the first time—and not without controversy—governments succeeded in negotiating an agreement to cooperate to make migration work better, with less danger and greater rewards. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration is the first comprehensive framework of principles and objectives to guide … Continue reading

Minimum Wages in US – Three conclusions on the impacts

Minimum wages have been studied so extensively that it is rare to find a fresh angle that piques labor economists’ interest. Despite a mountain of literature, advances in empirical methods, and the availability of new data, definitive studies are scarcer than policymakers would hope to find. The empirical challenges researchers of the minimum wage face … Continue reading

Active Labour Market Programs in Ontario – A need to better tailor job programs

About 450,000 Ontarians are on social assistance, costing the province $2.8 billion annually, according to a new study from the C.D. Howe Institute. In ‘Assessing Active Labour-Market Programs: How Effective is Ontario Works?’ authors Jason Adams, Ken Chow and David Rosé examine the success of various Ontario Works programs in getting welfare recipients back into … Continue reading

Ontario – Employment programs have not kept pace with the changing labour market

In Working Paper 29, The labour market shift: Training a highly skilled and resilient workforce in Ontario, the Institute examines Ontario’s changing labour market and skills, employer-driven training, and government skills training programs. Ontario’s labour market has changed. For Ontarians to remain resilient in face of this change, they must be equipped with skills that are transferable … Continue reading

TVET Coordination Mechanisms – The stimulus to review governance systems is less likely to come from within

Coordination is a wide-ranging term which this publication interprets as covering interaction between different ministries and government agencies at a national level; interaction between national, subnational and local structures and agencies; and interaction with social partners such as employers, trade unions and civil society organizations. The publication focuses primarily on the interaction between government ministries … Continue reading

Skills in Canada – Closing the Gap

Canada’s labour market will not have the skilled workers it needs unless we change the way we train workers today. As automation spurs rapid change, Canada needs to change its approach to education, training and skills development in order to close the skills gap. Labour markets in Canada and around the world are being disrupted … Continue reading

Public Service in Canada – Should grow its interchange program to build skills and networks

The public sector should expand its interchange program with the private sector in order to diversify its employees’ networks and skill sets and, in so doing, help the public service face employment challenges and disruptive technologies. As the labour market shifts from full-time work toward short-term and part-time contracts, workers and organizations are experiencing benefits … Continue reading

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